BEIS Coronavirus Business Bulletin

Published: 02 February 2021

BEIS recognise that businesses have been responding to an unprecedented pandemic and are providing regular business updates in addition to the Brexit Business readiness bulletins.

HMRC answer Frequently Asked Questions on New Trade rules

Published: 02 February 2021

New rules for businesses that trade with Europe are here. Now that the Brexit transition period has ended, all businesses that move goods between Great Britain and countries in the EU, or under the Northern Ireland Protocol, must follow new customs and tax rules since 1‌‌‌ ‌January 2021. HMRC have provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on the new trade rules.

BEIS representative to join BASA drop-in Clinic on 15th and 22nd January at 10:00

Published: 14 January 2021

The standing 30 minute BASA drop in Members Clinic is offered to Members to assist in answering business and regulatory questions they have post-Brexit. On 15th and 22nd January we have a BEIS representative joining us and if you have any tariff or rules of origin questions or any other questions related to export/import and trade please join us at 10:00.

BASA Members stories - your input encouraged

Published: 13 January 2021

We are preparing to issue an online bulletin at the end of January and would remind all Member companies that we encourage submission of any series or news.

Rules of origin: urgent information for businesses looking to use the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

Published: 29 December 2020

With the signing of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the vast majority of traders moving goods between the UK and EU will avoid paying tariffs on that trade. In order to avoid paying tariffs, all traders must – from 1 January – ‘claim preference’ by way of meeting the relevant rules of origin (RoO) for their products and making a declaration to that effect.

Mutual Recognition & Potential EU Violation of the WTO Laws

Published: 24 December 2020

Below is an interpretation of a current situation which could put the EU in violation of WTO law concerning Most Favoured Nation Status. This could work to the UK’s advantage on the possibility of the UK gaining a mutual recognition agreement.